Miracle Adoptions

Over the past few weeks we have had a wonderful surge in adoptions! We have felt truly blessed!

The most wonderful thing about these adoptions is that many of them were animals who were less than perfect. Some were seniors, some had health problems, some were feral and untouchable but still needed a place to call home. We are reeling from the pure love and compassion that we have felt from the people who have come to adopt our animals over the past few weeks!

Here are a few of the animals that found their forever homes…


Top Left is Oliver who is diabetic and needs insulin injections twice daily, just like diabetic people do. Top right is Gilda who was hit by a car and had to have surgery to remove the head of her femur bone, but who gets around just fine now. Lower left is Duke, a senior de-clawed kitty, whose owner couldn’t care for him anymore. And Sally Jo a cute 5 month old pup.


Top Left is JoJo who was abandoned and brought to the sanctuary. Middle top is Boots, a senior outdoor kitty, whose owner couldn’t care for him anymore. Top right is Cleo a senior who recently had to have her spleen removed. Middle left and middle right, Duffy and Cassidy, both seniors, adopted together into a wonderful home by a woman with a heart for seniors. Middle middle is Spot, an awesome 2 year old hound dog mix. On the bottom is Max, a kitty who had a very rough life as a stray on the streets, un-neutered, dirty and scruffy and scarred from numerous fights as a tom. He unfortunately contracted FIV (feline aids) as a result of all the fighting, but he found a wonderful loving home none the less!

adoption Yesterday we were blown away when Tina Smith came in looking for a few barn cats, and left with 7!!! Yes 7!!! She cleaned out an entire room by taking three barn cats (Dobi, Ashton, Sonora) and two semi-tame kitties (Sherriann and Nita!), and two house cats (Tessie and Peek-A-Boo!!!!!). Absolutely amazing!!
This was a god send, not only for the kitties who went to a wonderful home, but also for the shelter which currently has 101 cats and kittens! We are beyond full, we are bursting with cats and kittens.

And last but not least is the story of Rosalee, who our FB fans rallied around, and supported, and worried about every step of the way. This is how Rosalee came to us. She had been hit by a car and left for dead. A wonderful woman stopped and checked and discovered she was still alive! She brought her to us. We took her to Colville Animal Hospital who determined that she had a bad concussion from the accident, but also had other health issues due to age and neglect. One of the worst were her ears which were horribly infected and her teeth which were broken and many roots exposed. Rosalee was also a senior and not spayed. She had been running on her own for quite awhile.


Rosalee as we first saw her, after being hit by a car.

From the very beginning, Kellie Frasher wrote and told me that she had to had Rosalee. After many weeks of care, antibiotics and surgeries, and a much needed bath and grooming, Rosalee finally went to her new home with the Frashers. Probably the first real loving home she has ever had. And this is how she looks now.

Rosalee with her new family the Frashers. Stormy, who fostered Rosalee and nursed her back to health, is kneeling behind Rosalee. Nancy Rose our kennel manager is standing in the back.

Rosalee with her new family the Frashers. Stormy, who fostered Rosalee and nursed her back to health, is kneeling behind Rosalee. Nancy Rose our kennel manager is standing in the back.

rosaleeandkidsWe’d like to thank everyone who comes to our shelter and adopts one of our amazing animals!


About colvillevalleyanimalsanctuary

The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected, and otherwise homeless companion animals. We provide both crisis and long-term sheltering, medical care, fostering, and adoption services - all with the goal of placing our animals permanently in safe and loving homes. We spay and neuter all of the animals in our care and actively promote, through financial donations and community support, the effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Stevens County. By example and through education, we promote and advance the values of responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.
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5 Responses to Miracle Adoptions

  1. Angel says:

    Reblogged this on LivingWithHealthyOutlook and commented:
    This is what Adopting and having Animal Shelters is all about! Please READ and find out!

  2. Angel says:

    I have re blogged this to my own Blof because this story has truly touched my heart. tears are rolling down my face as I write this for this is such a wonderful, positive and happy story to tell. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Aww, thank you Angel! We love sharing the happy news! I think we all hear too much of the sad and bad news these days. Thank you for sharing our post!

  4. Pam Smith says:

    A big thank you to Stormy on the far left of the group
    picture for fostering Rosalee. Stormy does a remarkable job volunteering for CVAS. She fosters, grooms and cleans at the shelter. Without Stormy and our other wonderful volunteers, we could not do the job we are doing.

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